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Week 8 AP Illinois preps football rankings

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Week 8 AP Illinois preps football rankings

Here are the latest rankings of Illinois high school football teams in each class, according to an Associated Press panel of sportswriters:

Class 8A

  School W-L Pts Prv
1. Homewood-Flossmoor 7-0 100 1
2. Loyola 7-0 90 2
3. Edwardsville 7-0 68 5
4. Naperville Central 6-1 66 6
5. Hinsdale Central 6-1 51 7
6. Brother Rice 6-1 38 9
7. Oak Park River Forest 6-1 32 4
8. Barrington 6-1 31 3
9. Huntley 7-0 28 NR
10. Naperville Neuqua Valley 6-1 27 10

 

Others receiving votes: Maine South 8, New Trier 4, Conant 2, Oswego 2, Waubonsie Valley 1, Belleville East 1, Lyons 1.

Class 7A

 

  School W-L Pts Prv
1. Glenbard West 7-0 120 1
2. Libertyville 7-0 108 2
3. Chicago Mt. Carmel 6-1 89 4
4. Geneva 7-0 73 5
5. Batavia 6-1 63 6
6. Normal Community 6-1 54 7
7. Simeon 5-2 44 8
(tie) Lincoln-Way East 5-2 44 3
9. Rockford Auburn 6-1 30 10
10.  Glenbard North 5-2 15 NR

 

Others receiving votes: Whitney Young 9, East St. Louis 6, Glenbrook North 5.

Class 6A

 

  School W-L Pts Prv
1. Sacred Heart-Griffin (Springfield) 7-0 99 1
2. Montini 7-0 91 2
3. Lincoln Way North 7-0 77 3
4. Cary-Grove 6-1 64 4
5. Prairie Ridge 6-1 59 5
6. Lemont 6-1 48 7
7. Crete-Monee 6-1 36 9
8. Oak Forest 7-0 35 10
9. Harvey Thornton 6-1 24 6
10. Hinsdale South 5-2 8 NR

 

Others receiving votes: DeKalb 3, Belvidere North 2, Riverside-Brookfield 2, Reavis 1, Providence 1.

Class 5A

 

  School W-L Pts Prv
1. Joliet Catholic 7-0 140 1
2. Peoria Central 7-0 122 2
3. Peoria Notre Dame 7-0 102 3
4. Washington 7-0 95 5
5. Nazareth 5-2 84 4
6. Triad 7-0 68 6
7. Lincoln Way West 6-1 53 8
8. Woodstock Marian 5-2 26 10
9. Champaign Central 6-1 24 9
10. Highland 6-1 16 7

 

Others receiving votes: Eisenhower 10, Normal University 9, Sterling 8, St. Laurence 6, Lindblom 4, Westinghouse 3. 

Class 4A

 

  School W-L Pts Prv
1. Rochester 7-0 148 1
2. Phillips 7-0 134 2
3. Rockford Lutheran 7-0 121 3
4. Althoff Catholic 7-0 106 4
5. Manteno 7-0 75 7
6. Geneseo 6-1 61 5
7. Marengo 7-0 56 9
8. Columbia 7-0 56 8
9. Taylorville 7-0 30 10
10. Murphysboro 6-1 13 6

 

Others receiving votes: Breese Mater Dei 8, Quincy Notre Dame 5, Plano 5, Richmond-Burton 2, Harrisburg 2, Herrin 2, Bethalto Civic Memorial 2. 

Class 3A

 

  School W-L Pts Prv
1. Wilmington 7-0 136 1
2. St. Joseph-Ogden 7-0 127 2
3. Bloomington Central Catholic 6-1 98 3
4. Bishop McNamara 6-1 84 5
5. Princeton 7-0 81 4
6. Sterling Newman 6-1 69 6
7. North-Mac 7-0 66 7
8. Newton 7-0 51 8
9. Monticello 6-1 34 9
10. Paxton-Buckley-Loda 6-1 6 NR
(tie) Tolono Unity 5-2 6 NR

 

Others receiving votes:  Marshall 4, New Berlin 4, Elmwood-Brimfield 2, Erie-Prophetstown 1, Byron 1.

Class 2A

 

  School W-L Pts Prv
1. Tuscola 7-0 139 1
2. Downs Tri-Valley 7-0 126 2
3. Hall 6-1 98 5
4. Chester 7-0 85 6
5. Pana 7-0 79 7
6. Maroa-Forsyth 5-2 52 4
7. Fieldcrest 6-1 49 8

8.

Orion 6-1 43 3
9. IC Catholic 6-1 41 9
10. Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 7-0 26 NR

 

Others receiving votes: Nashville 18, Eldorado 7, Rockridge 4, Shelbyville 1, Monmouth United 1, Bismarck-Henning 1.

Class 1A

 

  School W-L Pts Prv
1. Lena-Winslow 7-0 129 1
2. Stark County 7-0 110 2
3. Arcola 7-0 101 3
4. Dakota 6-1 86 4
5. Polo 7-0 84 5
6. Mt. Sterling 7-0 60 6
7. Annawan/Wethersfield 6-1 49 7
8. Ottawa Marquette 7-0 42 9
9. Carrollton 6-1 23 10
10. Forreston 5-2 12 8
(tie) Galena 5-2 12 NR

 

Others receiving votes: Chicago (Hope) 7, Villa Grove 4.

92 Days to Kickoff: St. Edward

92 Days to Kickoff: St. Edward

NBCSportsChicago.com preps reporter "Edgy" Tim O’Halloran spotlights 100 high school football teams in 100 days. The first 75 team profiles will focus on teams making strides across Chicagoland and elsewhere in the state. Starting July 30, we’ll unveil the @NBCSPrepsTop 25 Power Rankings, leading up to kickoff on Friday, Aug. 24.

School: St. Edward

Head coach: Mike Rolando

Assistant coaches: Steve McShane, Scot Brockner, Eloy Diaz, Mike Childers, Mike Holte, Tim Wood, Zack McQueen and Andrew Yarwood

How they fared in 2017: 5-4 (2-3 Metro Suburban Blue Conference). St. Edward failed to make the 2017 IHSA state playoff field.

2018 Regular Season Schedule:

Aug. 24 vs Tinley Park

Aug. 31 @ Wheaton Academy

Sept. 7 @ Hope Academy

Sept. 14 vs Elmwood Park

Sept. 21 @ Guerin Prep

Sept. 28 @ Chicago Christian

Oct. 5 vs IC Catholic Prep

Oct. 12 vs Fenton

Oct. 19 vs Ridgewood

[MORE: 93 Days to Kickoff: Westr Aurora

Biggest storyline: Can the Green Wave reload and replace several multi-year starters lost to graduation this spring?

Names to watch this season: RB/LB Nick Wright and WR/DB Sidney Muhammed

Biggest holes to fill: Replacing standout quarterback Dylan Mlinarich will likely be one of the bigger projects for the 'Wave.

EDGY's Early Take: The Green Wave just missed out on the 2017 playoff because of low playoff points and will need to reload come August. Only two starters are back on both sides of the football. Look for St. Edward to get the football into the hands of RB Nick Wright quite a bit. WR Sidney Muhammed will also be another experienced play maker this fall. 

NBC Sports Chicago's 100 Days to Kickoff

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NBC Sports Chicago's 100 Days to Kickoff

NBCSportsChicago.com preps reporter "Edgy" Tim O’Halloran spotlights 100 high school football teams in 100 days. The first 75 team profiles will focus on teams making strides across Chicagoland and elsewhere in the state. Starting July 30, we’ll unveil the @NBCSPrepsTop 25 Power Rankings, leading up to kickoff on Friday, Aug. 24.

In case you missed any of our previews, here is our rundown:

100. De La Salle

99. Crystal Lake South

98. Eisenhower

97. Back of the Yards

96. Jacobs

95. Waubonsie Valley

94. Kaneland

93. West Aurora

92. St. Edward